Twitter Reacts To Net Neutrality Day Protest: Tim Berners-Lee, Netflix, Reddit Stand Up For Internet

International Business Times

For Wednesday's Day of Action in support of net neutrality, companies, activists and proponents of the policy have pounded the virtual pavement. Through various channels, supporters have encouraged the public to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission and their elected officials and urge them to protect net neutrality. On Twitter, the response to the Day Of Action has been similarly active. What kind of web do you want? My constituents are right: Gutting #NetNeutrality would end the internet as we know it.


DefCon 27: How Hackers Used A Netflix Account To Steal Banking Information

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DefCon is an annual conference hosted every summer in Las Vegas, Nevada, where thousands of hackers from around the world congregate to learn on new technology vulnerabilities and cyberattacks. Over the past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, thousands of hackers congregated at the 27th annual DefCon, the world's oldest and largest running hacker convention, to learn from their peers about the latest hacking techniques. During the show, there were sessions like "Say Cheese, How I Ransomwared Your DSLR Camera" by Check Point Software security researcher Eyal Itkin (more on that in a later post), "Defeating Bluetooth Low Energy 5 For Fun", "Breaking Google Home" or "Reverse Engineering 4G Hotspots For Fun, Bugs, And Net Financial Loss". And if that's your thing, then check out the conference's schedule here as well as the event's media server where most of the presentations are available for free. In this report, I'll focus on the presentation titled "Black Mirror: You Are Your Own Privacy Nightmare–The Hidden Threat of Paying For Subscription Services" given by security expert Cat Murdock on how she used information from online subscription services like Netflix, Apple Music or Spotify to access a banking account and steal confidential financial information.


How technology made us bid farewell to privacy in the last decade

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

In 2011, Apple unveiled its first iPhone with artificial intelligence, a personal assistant named Siri that could answer questions and help keep track of our daily lives. The AI revolution had begun, and it gave way to higher resolution cameras on phones, such as the then-new iPhone 4S, microphones and cameras in the home, everything from connected speakers, security devices, computers and even showers and sinks. By the end of the decade, we were carrying and or living with devices that are capable of tracking our every movement. Counties and states are selling our personal information to data brokers to resell it back to us, in the form of "people search engines." Facebook and Google have refined their tracking skills, in the pursuit of selling targeted advertising to marketers, that many people believe they are listening to us at all times.


Google unveils its Pixel smartphone and VR headset

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Looking to drum up consumer excitement, the tech company hosted an event San Francisco on Tuesday to unveil a series of products, including two new phones, a virtual reality headset and the Chromecast Ultra. The flagship announcement was the introduction of Pixel, the first Google phone to carry exclusively Google branding. The company called it the "first phone made by Google inside and out." The device is poised to take on the iPhone with a built-in artificially intelligent assistant, 4K video and other bells and whistles. Here's a closer look at everything you need to know: Google (GOOG) announced a new Pixel line of phones -- the 5-inch Pixel ( 649) and 5.5-inch Pixel XL ( 769).


Google unveils its Pixel smartphone and VR headset

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Looking to drum up consumer excitement, the tech company hosted an event in San Francisco on Tuesday to unveil a series of products, including two new phones, a virtual reality headset and the Chromecast Ultra. The flagship announcement was the introduction of Pixel, the first Google phone to carry exclusively Google branding. The company called it the "first phone made by Google inside and out." The device is poised to take on the iPhone with a built-in artificially intelligent assistant, 4K video and other bells and whistles. Here's a closer look at everything you need to know: Google (GOOG) announced a new Pixel line of phones -- the 5-inch Pixel ( 649) and 5.5-inch Pixel XL ( 769).